April 8, 2012 – April 14, 2012

Ramp Gibson

A little bit of pickled ramp brine brings an earthy, slightly sweet onion flavor to this classic cocktail. Make sure to use a fresh bottle of vermouth, and store your vermouth in the fridge for no more than a month. More

DIY Sugar Cubes

Sugar is just more fun in cube form. But what's really exciting about DIY sugar cubes is that you can make them in any flavor you want, so consider this recipe just a starting point. More

Pickled Rhubarb Stalks

This pickled rhubarb is both sweet and tart. I like to cut the stalks into lengths that fit in the jar neatly and slice it into bite-sized pieces just before adding to a cheese plate or tossing into a grain salad. More

Whole Grain Mustard Pan Sauce

Chicken stock, white wine, and cream created the body and richness of this pan sauce, whose dominent mustard flavor was a strong complement to a pork tenderloin, but not so overpowering that it hid the flavor of the meat itself. More

Gluten-Free Chiffon Cake

[Photographs: Elizabeth Barbone] As written, this recipe makes a light, vanilla-scented caked. To make a lemon chiffon cake, replace vanilla extract with two teaspoon lemon extract. For an orange chiffon cake, replace vanilla extract with one teaspoon orange oil. About... More

Coca-Cola Cake

This cake is moist and rich, with a thick layer of chocolate icing. It's delicious at room temperature, but it's even better eaten warm—as soon as it cools a bit in the pan, ice it and serve with ice cream or whipped cream. More

Extra Crumb Coffee Cake

Joy Wilson, author of Joy the Baker Cookbook is a single gal, and being single means lots of time spent speculating about Mr. Right. She describes her Extra Crumb Coffee Cake as "The perfect husband. It has the perfect balance of substance and sweet tenderness. The filling brings in just a bit of spice. A little romance (or chocolate) never hurt anyone either, right? The topping is full of extra heart-melting goodness." Pretty sweet, Pretty sweet, don't you think? More

Leftover Jelly Bean Pop-Tarts

Preparing a homemade version of the popular store-bought pastries is extremely easy, and placing rows of jelly beans in the middle is a vibrant way to make use of any straggler candy. The jelly beans become soft and slightly gooey while still the tarts are still warm; they form into flattened but soft little sugar lumps when cooled. More

Classic Challah Bread Pudding

Whether you choose to make it because you've got something you need to use up (eggs, milk, stale bread), or just because you love it, bread pudding delivers a whole lot of dessert satisfaction with just a small amount of effort. More